The Feminist Fight Forward: Lessons from 50 Years of Ms. (Corte Madera Store)

The Feminist Fight Forward:
Lessons from 50 Years of Ms. 

Featuring: Katherine Spillar, Camille Hahn, Martha Mendoza & Carol Seajay

Corte Madera Store

Weds., October 11, 2023 • 6:00pm PT

This event will be hosted in-person at Book Passage's Corte Madera Store. Please contact with questions regarding events.

Please join us at Book Passage to celebrate the extraordinary new anthology 50 Years of Ms.: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine That Ignited a Revolution and engage in critical conversation – with Ms. executive editor Katherine Spillar, managing editor Camille Hahn and contributors Martha Mendoza and Carol Seajay. We’ll explore what the future of feminism and movement journalism demands: vision that is bold, imaginative and collaborative. 

Link here to NY Times Review by Anna Holmes to learn more!


50 YEARS OF Ms. is a remarkable collection – five decades of the magazine’s most startling, audacious, and norm-breaking pieces. Filled with iconic covers, photos, and letters to Ms., it features a foreword from Gloria Steinem and contributions by bell hooks, Alice Walker, Pauli Murray, Eleanor Smeal, Billie Jean King, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Allison Bechdel, Brittney Cooper, Joy Harjo, Toni Morrison, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Rita Dove and many more. 

Ms. remains a trusted feminist source for news, analysis and commentary, and is more critical than ever as the fights for women’s rights and for democracy face new challenges. The book is as much a reflection of the past 50 years as it is a roadmap for the path forward. 


Katherine (Kathy) Spillar is the Executive Editor of Ms. and editor of and contributor to 50 Years of Ms: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine that Ignited a Revolution. Under her oversight, Ms. has increased its investigative reporting and in-depth analysis and today is the largest print and online feminist platform—reaching millions from across the globe via the quarterly print magazine, a vibrant and popular website, a robust daily and weekly e-newsletter mailing list, social media, the innovative digital textbook resource Ms. Classroom and audio and video programming from Ms. Studios. Kathy is also the Executive Director of Feminist Majority Foundation and Feminist Majority, national organizations working for women’s equality, empowerment and non-violence; one of the founders, she has been a driving force in executing the organizations’ diverse programs securing women’s rights both domestically and globally since its inception in 1987.



Camille Hahn is the managing editor of Ms.—and has also served as its research editor, associate editor, features editor, copy editor and proofreader in her 15-plus years with the magazine. Previously, she worked as an associate editor at Bon Appétit. 








Martha Mendoza is an Associated Press journalist and Ms. contributor whose National Magazine Award nominated piece, "Between a Woman and Her Doctor," appears in the 50 Years of Ms. collection. Her reports from dozens of countries have prompted congressional hearings, legislation, Pentagon investigations and White House responses—and led to the freedom of more than two thousand enslaved fishermen. Martha is an EMMY winner and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and one-time finalist. She was a Stanford University Knight Fellow and a Princeton University Ferris Professor.






Carol Seajay is a Ms. contributor whose work appears in the 50 Years of Ms. collection. She co-founded the Old Wives' Tales bookstore in San Francisco and published and edited the Feminist Bookstore News for more than 20 years. Aiming to promote intersectional feminism, Carol provided access to literature and theory from female authors and theorists from a range of backgrounds; in publishing the Feminist Bookstore News, she took this work a step further—not only making these books available in her own shop, but influencing others to do the same. 





Author photos courtesy of Ms. Magazine.



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50 Years of Ms.: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine That Ignited a Revolution By Katherine Spillar (Editor), Eleanor Smeal (Introduction by), Gloria Steinem (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Katherine Spillar (Editor), Eleanor Smeal (Introduction by), Gloria Steinem (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780593321560
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Published: Knopf - September 19th, 2023